Seward Nebraska’s Fourth of July Grand Parade Entry - 2024

Thursday, July 4, 2024 in Seward, NE


  • Parade Entry
    Line up beginning at 2pm - 4pm start time.

    » $25.00 individual registration (through 6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 non-profit registration (through 6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 business registration (through 6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $50.00 political candidate registration (through 6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $30.00 late individual registration (6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 late non-profit registration (6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 late business registration (6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $55.00 late political candidate registration (6/19 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » No Fee - registration for first responders, Police, Fire, Rescue, EMT and Military (through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » No Fee - registration for Shrine Units, Queens, State & Federally Elected Officials, Color Guards & Marching Bands (through 7/3 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    Register



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General Event Details

Thank You! for being a part of this great celebration and for deciding to participate in Seward’s Fourth of July Grand Parade!

Questions

For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page. Or contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce: (402) 643-4189

2024: Saluting our first responders

In thanks to our first responders, Police, Fire, Rescue, EMT and Military entries will have no fee this year.

Must use the "No Fee - registration for first responders, Police, Fire, Rescue, EMT and Military" option.

If you wish to be with the Seward Fire Department at the beginning of the parade, you must contact the Seward Fire Chief.

ACTIVE-DUTY Firetrucks/Departments:
All active-duty firetrucks are placed in Section E so you can arrive later, pay no fee, and leave quickly in the event you are called to a fire.

Antique and other firetrucks no longer in service should register as an individual and will be placed within the parade lineup. Fees apply.

Note: Elected Officials

If you are an elected official, you may register as such with no fee.

If you would also like to walk as a political candidate, you may do so if you also register as a political candidate. This will allow you to walk in the parade twice, once with the elected officials at the front of the parade, and second time as a candidate coming later in the parade line up.

Parade Rules

PARADE RULES:
1. Any individuals who operate a truck, car, tractor, or any other type of vehicle in the parade must possess a valid driver’s license.
2. The Seward Fourth of July Committee reserves the right to limit the number/type of vehicles and other entries in the parade.
3. All participants are expected to abide by general behavior guidelines. Parade officials reserve the right to remove entries that are in violation of parade rules, misconduct, being disruptive, or law violations.
4. The Seward Fourth of July Parade Committee does not endorse the views, representations, and behaviors of parade participants.
5. All entries with live animals are responsible for immediately curbing/cleaning up after them.
6. Animals must be of nature so that noise and excitement will not frighten them.
7. CANDY is allowed. It is to be handed out by walkers only and not thrown from floats or from inside vehicles. Be mindful that this is for the safety of both the entries and parade viewers.
8. NO WATER: spraying, water balloons, or any spraying of the audience of any kind.
9. ALCOHOL IS NOT ALLOWED.
§6-312 DRINKING IN PUBLIC. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume alcoholic liquors in the public streets, alleys, parking areas, roads, highways, or inside vehicles while upon public streets, alleys, parking areas, roads, or highways or upon any property owned by Municipality or other governmental subdivision thereof, unless authorized by the City Council; provided, the provisions of this section shall not apply to liquor establishments licensed by the State of Nebraska. (Ref. 53-186 RS Neb.) (Amended by Ord. No. 25-93, 8/3/93)
The presence of alcohol creates huge liabilities. If you are found with alcohol before (line up) and during (while in route) the parade you will leave and your participation in the parade will cease. As participants you all have a responsibility to the parade viewers’ safety as well as your own. Thank you.
10. Entries with children under the age of 18 must have adult supervision.
11. No special consideration will be given to cars of any kind. All cars overheat and no special placement can be given.
12. Protocols for the line-up of dignitaries and officials are followed.
13. Any misconduct during line up shall result in your entry not participating in the parade.
14. Treat all volunteers with respect and dignity.
15. If you have a concern, you may contact the parade chair and he/she will be glad to hear your concerns. The Parade Chair and/or any Parade Official decisions are final.
16. Semis, motorcycles, etc. are not to be left running during line-up. It is difficult to hear and give directions with all the other noise going on all around. Thank You.
17. To ensure the safety of all, the road must be kept clear at all times. This is for ease of mobility. Especially in the event of an emergency.
Thank you. This means:
a. DO NOT park in the middle of the road during line up.
b. DO NOT stand in the middle of the road during line up
18. Semi trailers are not allowed in the parade due to safety and insurance reasons.


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